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Alcohol Is Dynamite


Published 1958


Teens Bud and Jack, eager to get some alcohol from the liquor store, ask the adult to buy it for them. Instead, the adult tells them a story of three teenagers who learn the hard way that "alcohol is a violent narcotic. In true Sid Davis form, the story ends with one innocent teen being killed and one who becomes an alcoholic bum, leaving the others to deal with guilt from their night of reckless abandon


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Production Company Sid Davis Productions
Audio/Visual sound, b&w
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Reviews

Reviewer: Victor Von Psychotron - - March 29, 2013
Subject: Boozehounds in days.
Dramatic teen scare film that impresses that you can become a sloppy lush in a manner of weeks.
Reviewer: whiskeycat - - January 8, 2010
Subject: some truth in this
wow, one drink and your whole life goes down the drain. well I do know a couple of guys that started drinking at an early age and they are homeless now.

I guess they were just trying to scare kids away from alcohol, not a bad idea.
Reviewer: bestpbx - - March 20, 2008
Subject: Then the boys beat me up and did bad things!!!!!!
They cut out the part of this film where the two teenaged boys beat the crud outta the guy telling the story in the film. They then stole his wallet and his keys and drove his car to his house and brought the family dog into the house and let him sit on the sofa and eat all the meat in the refrigerator.
Reviewer: autoguy - - September 16, 2006
Subject: Pop's a square.
Look pop, buy the booze, don't buy it. But don't hand us that phony crap. One sip and I'm on skid row? Yeah right. Go watch "Keep Off the Grass" pops. Booze is good stuff, WTF do you know? Make up your mind. What's next? Hand me that crap in "Last Prom"? Shift the blame to booze all the time? Forget about it then. The next guy to come along can buy me some booze, hit the trail pops before we muss ya up!
Reviewer: Bob Capps - - July 14, 2006
Subject: Slow down, kids, drink beer instead
Fun overdone fifties drunk driving film short subject. L.A. area baby boomers will recognize 1950's Inglewood. Check out the Studebaker cop car!
Reviewer: Spuzz - - January 2, 2006
Subject: Drink til ya drop.
Very good Sid Davis scare film here, áðAlcohol is Dynamiteáñ tells of three boys who delve into the demon alcohol to dire consequences! The rate that the narrator was going, you would think (and the narrator probably does) that liquor is the equilvalent to heroin. One drink and then youáïre guzzling a whole bottle! Wacky science is also in evidence here too.. something about the frontal lobe of the brain making you turn into a monkey once you start drinking. And again, the town of Inglewood California is the backdrop to Sid Davisáïs mad escapade. Honestly, the town should give tours.
Reviewer: martini66 - - March 4, 2005
Subject: THEY SAID IT: "Alcohol is Dy-No-Mite!"
Cute kids have one drop and instantly become hard-core, irreversible alcoholics. Jim inadvertantly kills sweet girl in dramatic hubcap-rolling-from-car scene and
has to live with the stigma of "Drunk Boy".

LESSON: ALWAYS bring your own bottle.
Reviewer: dynayellow - - November 3, 2004
Subject: Alcohol is da bomb!
Ah, the frightening world of Sid Davis, where if you take one drink, you become an instant alcoholic who will KILL YOUR FRIENDS. Three boys start drinking thanks to Paul, but Paul's only REAL fault is "being too good a musician," therefore he can play in dance halls where he learns to booze it up.

So, protect yourself: avoid talented people.

Other amusing moment: the narrator claims to know for a fact that one of the boys, Tip, kept his vow to never drink again because "Tip is my son."

Hey, Brainiac, you didn't know your son was drinking in the first place.
Reviewer: dynayellow - - November 3, 2004
Subject: Alcohol is da bomb!
Ah, the frightening world of Sid Davis, where if you take one drink, you become an instant alcoholic who will KILL YOUR FRIENDS. Three boys start drinking thanks to Paul, but Paul's only REAL fault is "being too good a musician," therefore he can play in dance halls where he learns to booze it up.

So, protect yourself: avoid talented people.

Other amusing moment: the narrator claims to know for a fact that one of the boys, Tip, kept his vow to never drink again because "Tip is my son."

Hey, Brainiac, you didn't know your son was drinking in the first place.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - September 10, 2004
Subject: That's the Last Time I Ask *Him* to Buy Me a Pint of Old Harper!
Some teenagers ask a guy on the street to go into a liquor store and buy some booze for them. Unfortunately, they are in a Sid Davis movie, so not only does the guy refuse, but he tells them a long, lurid story about three teenaged boys who start drinking and end up with police records, school trouble, and the inevitable horrible car accident. This is your basic Sid Davis number, which means that itÃÂÃÂs quite lurid and preachy, and thus a lot of fun. Probably the most unbelievable moment is when two of the three guys, who must both at least be 17, are shown having their ÃÂÃÂfirst drink,ÃÂÃÂ with the usual winces. Even for the 50s, itÃÂÃÂs hard to believe that liquor has never crossed these lips before. Also fun are the heavily overacted scenes of teen drunkenness.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
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